Nintendo eShop Update: 28th January 2016 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo eShop Update for Europe is an intensely busy one!

Square Enix continue their Wii U Virtual Console support with Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, while the console receives multiple new releases in Shadow Puppeteer, Level 22, PictoParty and Word Puzzles by POWGI.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers shouts a rallying cry across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with a Season Pass also becoming available. The 3DS is equally busy, with Final Fantasy Explorers, Family Fishing, Epic Word Search Collection, Runny Egg and more HOME Menu themes.

Permanent Price Drop (Wii U)

  • Tabletop Gallery, RCMADIAX – £2.69 (€2.99), previously £4.09 (€4.49)

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Affordable Space Adventures, KnapNok Games – £11.80 (€13.20) until 4th February 2016, normally £16.99 (€18.99)
  • Cube Life: Island Survival, Cryponia – £6.39 (€7.99) until 28th February 2016, normally £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Art of Balance TOUCH!, Shin’en Multimedia – £4.70 (€5.20) until 18th February 2016, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
  • Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Monster High New Ghoul in School, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Square Enix – £6.29 (€6.99)

Our story begins soon after a young boy named Marche moves to the country town of St. Ivalice. Marche’s family has had a difficult past, and all he can do to adjust to the new found country life is to depend on his new friends: Mewt, a quiet and timid boy who often gets picked on; and Ritz, a stellar student whose strong-willed nature has made her unpopular at school. One day, the three of them come across an ancient magical book, and St. Ivalice changes forever…

Wii U Add-On Content

  • LEGO MARVEL Avengers: Season Pass, WB Games – £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Boost Kit, Activision – £1.59 (€1.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Super Kit, Activision – £3.99 (€4.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Mega Kit, Activision – £7.99 (€9.99)

Wii U Application

  • Sense by Play.me, d-mobilelab – Free

SENSE is the new interactive web radio by Play.me which offers you the right music for the emotions you are living. SENSE playlists have been created to follow your mood along the different moments of the day and let you listen to the right music, always. Listen to your emotions and click on a playlist! Music streaming starts immediately with the most popular hits, the best of indie international music, the new hip hop stars, evergreen classics and classical music masterpieces too. You can always select and save your favourite tunes from the playlists and listen to them whenever you want. At the same time you can easily skip all the tunes you don’t like. SENSE, your music for your emotions. (Subscription required)

Wii U Download Demo

  • Cube Life: Island Survival, Cypronia – Free

Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island… All of life’s necessities: Food, water, shelter – all of your everyday needs are now gone, and it’s up to you to survive. Cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier on you. You’ll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive. In Creative Mode, the game will allow players to build constructions in 3D generated game worlds. There is no limit to your imagination. In Survival Mode, the player must maintain health, explore caves, gather resources, and craft tools on an unknown island. Get food, explore and build during the day. Hide, fight, and survive as night falls on the island.

Wii U Download Software

  • LEGO Marvel Avengers, WB Games – £39.99 (€49.99)

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

  • Level 22, Moving Player – £6.29 (€6.99)

Are You Late For Work? Start Panicking! Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen. Hide in closets, crawl through air vents, slink along the walls… nobody must spot you! From the basement to the boss’s office via the research and development labs, explore the zany little universe of LEVEL 22, Gary’s Misadventures.

  • PictoParty, Retroid Interactive – £7 (€7.99)

Gather around for a fun evening with PictoParty! Challenge your friends or family in a game of draw and guess. Take turns and draw the words you see on the GamePad touch screen – the image is simultaneously being plotted live on the TV-screen – for everyone to guess. Choose from existing dictionaries, packed with more than 700 words, or get creative and make your own lists. The possibilities are never-ending!

  • Shadow Puppeteer, Snow Cannon – £13.49 (€14.99)

Invite a friend to explore the strange, yet beautiful world of darkness and light in Shadow Puppeteer, an award-winning, local co-op adventure. Assume the roles of a boy and his shadow, separated from one another by the evil shadow puppeteer. Work together to manipulate light, solving puzzles that bring you closer to finding this villain and freeing other shadows he has stolen.

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £7.99 (€8.99)

Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of six new games! Solve hundreds of pencil-and-paper style puzzles using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Get extra challenges by touching any amiibo to generate special puzzles, just for you!

3DS HOME Menu Theme

  • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Sweets and food, oh yum! Get this Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: Café Theme to satiate your appetite for adventure and lunch!

  • The Legend of Legacy: The Seven Adventurers Theme, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Journey with the seven adventurers and discover the mysteries of Avalon!

3DS Download Software

  • Epic Word Search Collection, Lightwood Games – €7.99

With more than 300 puzzles to solve, Word Search by POWGI will keep you puzzling for hours! An intuitive touch-screen interface puts you straight into the action with no complex controls to learn! Follow your progress through 28 different categories, from animals, nature and science to school life, hobbies and careers. POWGI’s word search puzzles are expertly hand-crafted for your enjoyment and are stuffed to the brim with words in every direction!

  • Family Fishing, Aksys Games – £3.98 (€5.48)

Family Fishing is a frenetic, competitive fishing game developed by Arc System Works. Go fishing with your virtual family and battle against them in fast paced arcade-style mayhem! Players compete against each other to score the most points before the end of each round. Build up your Special Attack gauge bar to turn the tide of battle and make easier catches! Aim for the big fish with high bounty points or catch them all to win! Each fish has assigned points. Will you slowly collect points by catching smaller and more common fish? Or will you risk it all on that rare catch of a lifetime? Throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage! It’s a fishing game where your strategy is put to the test! Collect points and upgrade your fishing rods and lures to catch bigger and rarer fish!

  • Final Fantasy Explorers, Square Enix – £29.99 (€39.99)

Join an elite group of heroes and set a course for the world’s greatest source of power, the Grand Crystal. Prepare to venture into exotic and unexplored regions in search of pieces of the Grand Crystal and battle against the ferocious monsters that protect them! Band together with friends and take on the realm’s mightiest monsters in Final Fantasy Explorers on Nintendo 3DS family systems. With full online and local co-operative multiplayer, work together to save the world in this massive RPG adventure.

  • LEGO Marvel Avengers, WB Games – £29.99 (€39.99)

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

  • Runny Egg, Tom Create – £1.79 (€1.99)

Take control of an egg with legs and run as fast as you can through a course littered with dangers to reach the egg stand at the end! Duck and dodge your way through each stage, avoiding collisions that will damage and eventually break your shell and spoil the egg! Reach the goal as quickly as possible and without breaking the egg’s shell! Earn Egg Points for making it through each stage and extra points for accomplishing a task. Use your Egg Points to enhance your egg’s HP, Speed and Shell. Collect the chicks scattered throughout each stage to increase your rate of hatching. Getting 100 chicks will hatch your egg, making you invincible for a short period of time!

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £7.99 (€8.99)

Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of six new games! Solve hundreds of pencil-and-paper style puzzles using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Get extra challenges by touching any amiibo to generate special puzzles, just for you!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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